ROAD TO MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY START HERE, SAYS WESTERN TRUST
THE Western Trust is launching the new Autumn prospectus for Recovery College.
The Recovery College offers people a range of free educational courses and workshops designed to promote well-being and recovery.
The courses aim to help people recognise and develop their own personal resourcefulness and resilience, become experts in their own self-care and work towards achieving their goals and ambitions.
All courses are co-designed and co-delivered by individuals with either extensive professional knowledge or knowledge through lived experience of mental health challenges.
Courses are open to individuals affected by mental health difficulties, including service users, carers, friends and family.
Topics include: Introduction to Recovery, Understanding Depression, Free your thoughts, Live Your Life! and Understanding Drug Abuse.
The courses will begin in October and are available across the Western Trust area. Sign up for the courses are available on the following dates and locations:
- Omagh Library Headquarters, Omagh. 10am-11am, Tuesday 06 September
- Central Library, Londonderry. 11am-12pm, Thursday 08 September
- Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limvady. 2pm-3pm, Thursday 08 September
- Melvin Centre, Strabane. 11am-12pm. Thursday 08 September
- Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen. 10am-11am, Friday 09 September
Carolyn Maxwell, Western Trust Head of Recovery Services, Adult Mental Health and Disability Services said:
“The vision of the Western Trust Mental Health Service is to support people on a journey of recovery by making the best use of their talents and resources in becoming experts in self-care.
“We want to support people in recognising and making the best of their skills and break down the barriers between ‘us’ and ‘them’.”
Carolyn continued: “We hope to achieve this by offering training sessions run for and by people with lived experience of mental health challenges supported by mental health staff.
“I would encourage everyone to come along and find out more about local services available to help those on a journey to recovery.”
Registration for the free courses is essential.
Anyone who would like to register or find out more information should come along to an enrollment sessions being held across the Western Trust.
You can also register online at www.westerntrust.hscni.net.
For further information on the Recovery College and the courses available contact Olive Young 028 8283 5367 or visitwww.westerntrust.hscni.net.
If you are in distress or despair counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Lifeline (0808 808 8000) to listen to you and give you the help and support you need, in confidence.